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Vertellus upgrades API plant

11:59 AM MDT | May 20, 2013

Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis) says that its facility at Antwerp has completed capital and other upgrades for the manufacture of niacin, or nicotinic acid, for pharmaceutical use. Niacin is used in cardiovascular drugs, among others, Vertellus says. The plant has been producing niacin and niacinamide for nearly 30 years and has supplied the ingredient for food and agricultural applications. Vertellus completed projects last year to upgrade the facility to meet stringent guidelines necessary to be fully compliant with cGMP in manufacture of an active...

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